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ChatGPT in your Pocket
Our culture is a bit too "GPT" obsessed
As a lot of coders and professionals have embraced ChatGPT, I’m wondering what impact the app will have on industries and how we use the interface.
The ChatGPT app syncs your conversations, supports voice input, and brings our latest model improvements to your fingertips. As usual it’s coming to Android a bit later.
I’ve never seen so many GPT gimmicks in my life on app stores and in specialized LLM models that come out every week, heck every day. If LLMs are supposed to be a General Purpose Technology, I’d like to see hard evidence that it is the case. I’m not actually seeing much of that, it will take years for this to trickle down into many of our white collar tasks at our jobs.
ChatGPT is a powerful artificial intelligence tool that can be used to write code in programming languages such as C++, Java, and Python. But with so many options and chatbots, how much further do we have to go than GitHub Copilot for Business?
Just for coding, there’s a lot going on here.
If Siri is dead, and Alexa was failure, who's to say the shelf life of this ChatGPT craze? Like its desktop counterpart, the ChatGPT app allows users to interact with an AI chatbot to ask questions without running a traditional web search, plus get advice, find inspiration, learn, research, and more.
I’m finding the chatbot crazy kind of dumb, because this is literally the 2nd time on the internet we’ve had to go through this. Does having ChatGPT in my pocket make me even a better person or more productive? Honestly this isn’t being augmented with A.I.
Voice Interface Integration
Okay so now we get to something actually interesting. The app is also integrated with Whisper, OpenAI’s open source speech recognition system, to allow for voice input.
ChatGPT Plus subscribers will be able to access GPT-4’s capabilities through the new app, OpenAI says, in addition to receiving early access to new features and faster response times, the company notes in its announcement. The subscription offering was launched in February and costs $20 per month for the upgraded features, including access to ChatGPT even during peak times.
Only another subscription for me to pay, every month. Google never asked me for one. But Microsoft, it thinks I need several.
The warnings have been upgraded.
So are all these APIs and chatbots going to amount to something? White collar workers want to know.
OpenAI had been rumored to be working on a mobile client, according to a February article by Semafor, which the company had then declined to comment on.
Generative A.I. might at least power coding auto-complete and game development forwards a bit in the next decade.
GitHub Copilot (2021)
Replit Ghostwriter (2022)
Amazon CodeWhisperer (2022)
SourceGraph Cody (2023)
Some programmers certainly like to dabble with code in ChatGPT.
Infographic from Pragmatic Engineer:
Good luck to OpenAI trying to trademark “GPT”.
The ChatGPT app’s launch comes at a time when major tech companies, including Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, are innovating and building AI products at a much faster rate than a few years ago.
While ChatGPT stole the show in terms of the hype around LLMs, I struggle to see how they will maintain their enthusiasm. As more specialized and open-source options come out, the utility of one interface begins to slow down as the rest of the world catches up, and they are catching up fast.